â�?�?Hopes for Heroesâ�?�? Hopes for Heroes is an annual project by the ESA Alpha Lambda organization promoting Christmas stockings for the deployed soldiers from the tri-state area. Crystal Monk, Cheri Coulson with the help of others packed 101 stockings. The stockings were sent to deployed soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. The ESA Alpha Lambda organization greatly thanks all the community for their continued support with this project. Pictured are Mike Chilarski, a US postal service worker, Cheri Coulson and Crystal Monk.